Nursing Program

  • PSLO
  • Data Sheet
  • Program Review
  • Assessment Report

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2020-2021)

Program Student Learning Outcomes(PSLOs)

At the completion of Associate of Science in Nursing the student will be able to:

  1. Model personal and professional actions based on self-reflection, core nursing values, and lifelong growth integrating new knowledge, ethical principles, and legal standards for safe, quality nursing practice.
  2. Incorporate nursing knowledge to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate care within the context of the inter-professional health team.
  3. Make evidence-based nursing judgments in the delivery of safe, holistic nursing care.
  4. Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry to manage and improve the quality of care and outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.
  5. Practice relationship-centered communication and incorporate health technology as a member of the inter-professional team.
  6. Advocate for a caring, culturally safe, and flourishing environment that reflects the values and needs of Micronesian families and communities.
  7. Practice and contribute to the primary care and public health care systems in Micronesia to promote family and community wellness.

PSLO Assessment Report Summary

What we looked at:

Nursing Program assessment focused on (3) PSLO covering 7 courses taught in Fall 2020 to Spring 2021. We focused on PSLO 1, PSLO 4 & PSLO 6.
NU PSLO 1 was covered by NU 133, NU 134, NU 135, NU 225, NU235, whereas the student model personal and professional actions based on core nursing values during their clinical practicum. Students demonstrated nursing skills learned on patients assigned to them during clinical practicum. NU 133 students incorporated standards of practice for drug therapy and medication administration into own nursing practice during scenario case presentations.

NU 135 and NU 225 students practiced at the clinical site under some supervision of the clinical instructor or designated nurse supervisors from the clinical site as for NU 235 students did nursing care and procedures with no supervision by the instructor but work along-side the nursing personnel of assigned unit.

NU PSLO 4 was covered in these courses: NU 123, NU 133, & NU 245, students in NU 123 identified and utilized search engines, websites, and library references that access professional nursing and health information for writing professional paper using the APA format. NU 133 students were able to discuss trends and issues in pharmacology that effect medication administration. NU 245 students incorporate evidenced-based practices, leadership management skills and delivered safe, holistic care to patients and families assigned to them during clinical practicum.

NU PSLO 6 was covered in these courses: NU 135, NU 225, NU 235 whereas the students advocate caring, culturally safe and flourishing environment that reflects the values and need of Micronesian families as they encountered during their clinical practicum at the Pohnpei State Hospital.

What we found:

The assessment of the 3 PSLOs, all revealed positive outcomes but some rooms of improvement are still seen.

For NU_PSLO # 1, 25 (1 male & 24 females) out of 26 (96%) students were able to model personal and professional actions based on self-reflection, core nursing values, and lifelong growth integrating new knowledge, ethical principles and ethical standards of safe, quality nursing practice.

For NU_PSLO # 4 assessment showed NU 133 13 (all females) out of 14 (93%) students were able to demonstrate and discuss trends and issues in pharmacology. NU 245 9 (all females) out of 9 (100%) students were able to demonstrate a spirit of inquiry to manage and improve the quality of care for the clients assigned to them. NU 123 7 (all females) out of 12 (58%) were able to demonstrate spirit of inquiry, but five (5) students did not follow the APA format.

For NU_PSLO #6 assessment showed 27 (all females) out of 27 students (100%) were able to advocate for caring, culturally safe, and flourishing environment that reflects the values and needs of the patient admitted to the Pohnpei State Hospital while doing their practicum.

What are we planning to work on

Due to small space for our skills lab, we will request to be allowed to use the fine arts as skill lab to accommodate our equipment and supplies for the students to be able to practice their skills prior to going for their clinical practicum.

Improvement of Program and course assessment by inputting results right after each semester.

Request for a permanent transportation solely identified for the nursing students to be transporting students to and from their clinical practicum site.

Track the graduates from our program and do an employee satisfaction survey on our graduates.

Update Memorandum of Understanding between COMFSM Nursing Program and the Pohnpei State Hospital for Clinical Practicum site.

Recommendations for students:

A nursing major student should seek advice from assigned advisor for course selection to avoid wasting Pell Grant on courses that are not required for nursing major.

A student must complete the science courses such as Biology, Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology prior to taking the nursing core courses.

Student must have good math skills

Must complete the English reading and writing courses before taking NU 123.

Students must work closely with their instructors and advisors in order for them to maintain their academic standing remain good and not failing.

PSLO to be assessed for next AY:

We plan to assess NU_PSLO #2, 5, & 7

Program Evaluation

Associate of Science in Nursing

Campus: National Campus

AP Review Submission Date

September 2016

Completed by: Paul Dacanay

AR Review Cycle

2014- 2016

Program Mission

To educate students to serve the health care needs of the people of Micronesia as certified nursing assistant, practical nurses, and associate degree nurses in community based health care sites, across the Federated States of Micronesia

Program Goals

1. Model personal and professional actions based on self-reflection, core nursing values, and lifelong growth integrating new knowledge, ethical principles, and legal standards for safe, quality nursing practice.

2. Incorporate nursing knowledge to assess, plan, deliver, and evaluate care within the context of the inter-professional health team.

3. Make evidence-based nursing judgments in the delivery of safe, holistic nursing care.

4. Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry to manage and improve the quality of care and outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.

5. Practice relationship-centered communication and incorporate health technology as a member of the inter-professional team.

6. Advocate for a caring, culturally safe, and flourishing environment that reflects the values and needs of Micronesian families and communities.

7. Practice and contribute to the primary care and public health care systems in Micronesia to promote family and community wellness.

Program History

The Nursing program constitutes an academic response to the health staff situation in Micronesia and has taken account the current academic realities of the region. There has been a recognized chronic shortage of health workers coupled by the marked under-training of those workers, who have, in large part, learnt through “on-the-job” training, frequently from predecessors also trained “on-the-job”.

The college added the Nursing Program to its program offerings in Fall of 2009.

Program Description

The Nursing program is a multi-entry, multi exit program that prepares practical nurses and registered nurses with the theoretical and clinical foundations for educational and career mobility in nursing, including advanced placement for currently licensed practical nurses. The Associates of Science degree prepares nurses with the fundamentals to articulate into baccalaureate and masters degree education. The program prepares graduates to practice nursing in a variety of health care settings in the Pacific Islands. The core-competencies integrate evidence based practice with health promotion, acute, and chronic care of individuals across the lifespan, families, villages and communities. The emphasis on culture and caring is adapted from the work of American Indian tribal college nursing program.

Program Admission Requirement

Certificate of Achievement or Completion as a Nursing Assistant or

a “Pass” on a written Nursing Assistant validation test (80%) and skills test (100%) and medical terminology test (80%)

AND

Demonstration of computer literacy skills (CA 100 or equivalent)

AND

Completion of all nursing prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better

Program Degree Requirement

Total credit required: 72 – 82 Credits

General Education Core requirements: (24 credits)

EN 120a: Expository Writing I (3)

EN 120b: Expository Writing II (3)

PH 109: Math for Health Science or

MS 100: College Algebra (3)

SC 122a : Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4)

SC 122b: Anatomy and Physiology II with lab (4)

SC 180 Microbiology with Lab (4)

PH 131: Food and Nutrition in the Lifecycle (3) or

PH 231: Food and Nutrition and Lifestyle Disease (3) or

SC 112: Introduction to Human Nutrition (3)

General Education Courses During the Program: (10 credits)

ED/PH 201: Human Growth and Development (3)

SS 150: History of Micronesia (3)

Exercise Sports Science Course (1)

Humanities (3)

Major Course Requirements: (38 credits)

NU 123: Writing Research in Nursing Lab (1)

NU 125: Health Promotion in Nursing with Lab (7)

NU 133: Pharmacology (3)

NU 134: Pathophysiology (3)

NU 135: Health and Illness in Nursing I with Lab (7)

NU 225: Health and Illness in Nursing II with Lab (7)

NU 235: Health and Illness in Nursing III with Lab (7)

NU 245: Leadership in Clinical Practice Capstone (3)

Major Course Electives: (10 credits)

NU 121: Study and Test Taking Skills in Nursing I (2)

NU 122: Math Skills in Nursing I (2)

NU 131: Study and Test Taking Skills in Nursing II (2)

NU 132: Math Skills in Nursing II (2)

NU 221 Study and Test Taking Skills in Nursing III (2)

NU 222: Math Skills in Nursing III (2)

NU 231: Study and Test taking Skills in Nursing IV (2)

NU 246: NCLEX RN Prep (3)

Program Course and Enrollment

Courses

Number of section/s

Course Enrollment

Section fill-rates

NU 123: Writing Research in Nursing with Lab

3

29

48.3%

NU 125: Health Promotion in Nursing with Lab

3

29

48.3%

NU 133: Pharmacology

2

10

25.0%

NU 134: Pathophysiology

2

12

30.0%

NU 135: Health and Illness in Nursing I

2

15

37.5%

NU 225: Health and Illness in Nursing II with Lab

3

18

30.0%

NU 235: Health and Illness in Nursing III with Lab

2

14

35.0%

NU 245: Leadership in Clinical Practice Capstone

2

14

35.0%

Program Faculty

Instructor

Position

Degrees Held

Status

Paul Dacanay

Division Chair

Assistant Professor

Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor of Science Degree Major in Biology

Full time Faculty

Kathleen Benjamin

Instructor

Masters in Public Health

Registered Nurse

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Full time Faculty

Rudelyn Dacanay

Instructor

Registered Nurse

Bachelors of Science in Nursing

Full-time Faculty

Mitsuko Miyai

Instructor

Masters in Public Health

Registered Nurse

Part-time Instructor

Program Indicators

I. Assessment of Course Student Learning Outcomes of program courses

Course Student Learning Outcome NU 123

SLO 1

SLO2

SLO 3

SLO 4

SLO 5

SLO 6

SLO 7

Number of Students

Spring 2014

95%

90%

100%

95%

100%

90%

100%

7

Spring 2015

90%

96%

95%

95%

100%

90%

100%

11

Spring 2016

95%

95%

100%

95%

100%

91%

100%

11

Average

93%

94%

98%

95%

100%

90%

100%

Course Student Learning Outcome NU 125

SLO 1

SLO2

SLO 3

SLO 4

SLO 5

SLO 6

SLO 7

Number of Students

Spring 2014

85%

90%

98%

95%

100%

100%

90%

7

Spring 2015

87%

92%

95%

95%

100%

100%

95%

10

Spring 2016

80%

90%

100%

95%

100%

100%

95%

12

Average

85%

91%

98%

95%

100%

100%

93%

Course Student Learning Outcome NU 225

SLO 1

SLO2

SLO 3

SLO 4

SLO 5

SLO 6

SLO 7

Number of Students

Spring 2014

95%

100%

100%

95%

100%

100%

100%

9

Spring 2015

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

3

Spring 2016

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

5

Average

98%

100%

100%

98%

100%

100%

100%

Course Student Learning Outcome NU 133

SLO 1

SLO2

SLO 3

SLO 4

SLO 5

SLO 6

SLO 7

Number of Students

Fall 2014

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

5

Fall 2015

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

5

Average

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Course Student Learning Outcome NU 134

SLO 1

SLO2

SLO 3

SLO 4

SLO 5

SLO 6

SLO 7

Number of Students

Fall 2014

80%

100%

80%

80%

100%

100%

100%

5

Fall 2015

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

7

Average

90%

100%

90%

90%

100%

100%

100%

Course Student Learning Outcome NU 135

SLO 1

SLO2

SLO 3

SLO 4

SLO 5

SLO 6

SLO 7

Number of Students

Fall 2014

85%

100%

100%

85%

85%

100%

100%

7

Fall 2015

87%

87%

100%

100%

100%

87%

87%

8

Average

86%

94%

100%

93%

93%

94%

94%

Course Student Learning Outcome NU 235

SLO 1

SLO2

SLO 3

SLO 4

SLO 5

SLO 6

SLO 7

Number of Students

Fall 2014

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

9

Fall 2015

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

4

Average

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Course Student Learning Outcome NU 245

SLO 1

SLO2

SLO 3

SLO 4

SLO 5

SLO 6

SLO 7

Number of Students

Fall 2014

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

9

Fall 2015

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

4

Average

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

II. Assessment of Program Student Learning Outcomes

Associates of Science Degree in Nursing

What we looked at:

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO 1 should be able to model personal and professional actions based on self-reflection, core nursing values, and lifelong growth integrating new knowledge, ethical principles, and legal standards for safe, quality nursing practice. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 80% of students being able to demonstrate personal and professional nursing practice. Assessment of this will be based on clinical skills check-off and clinical evaluation tools.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO 2 should be able to model personal and professional actions based on self-reflection, core nursing values, and lifelong growth integrating new knowledge, ethical principles, and legal standards for safe, quality nursing practice. Assessment of this course is based on their skills in developing a nursing care plan based on their assessment of the patient’s health status. The nursing care plan will show how they confront the patient’s issues within the legal and ethical boundaries of delivering quality care and safety. Successful completion of this objective will be indicated by more than 85% of students being able to demonstrate personal and professional nursing practice. Clinical skills check-off, clinical evaluation tools, and portfolio will be used.

Students who are taking courses related to PSLO 7 must be able to practice and contribute to the primary care and public health care systems in Micronesia to promote family and community wellness. In this course, students were asked to do community health assessment and develop a control measure and prevention [primary prevention] activity that they will teach members of the community. Written report and oral presentation will be done at the end of the project.

What we found:

NU 125

Total number of students

9

No. of students with a grade of “C” or higher

8

NU 135

Total number of students

8

No. of students with a grade of “C” or higher

8

NU 225

Total number of students:

5

Number of students who passed:

5

III. Program Enrollment

Program

Term

Sections

Maximum Enrollment

Enrollment

Enrollment Ratio

Enrollment Average

Associate of Science in Nursing

Spring 2014

3

60

23

38.3%

7.6

Fall 2014

5

60

27

45.0%

5.4

Spring 2015

3

60

25

41.7%

8.3

Fall 2015

5

60

30

50.0%

6.0

Spring 2016

3

60

28

46.7%

9.3

IV. Course Completion Rate

Program

Term

Course

Number of Students

Passing Rate

Associate of Science in Nursing

Spring 2014

NU 123

7

85.7%

NU 125

7

100.0%

NU 225

9

100.0%

Fall 2014

NU 133

5

80.0%

NU 134

5

60.0%

NU 135

7

71.4%

NU 235

9

100.0%

NU 245

9

100.0%

Spring 2015

NU 123

11

72.7%

NU 125

10

70.0%

NU 225

4

100.0%

Fall 2015

NU 133

5

100.0%

NU 134

7

100.0%

NU 135

8

100.0%

NU 235

4

100.0%

NU 245

4

100.0%

Spring 2016

NU 123

11

100.0%

NU 125

12

100.0%

NU 245

5

80.0%

V. Student Persistence Rate

Program

Term

Persistence Rate

Associate of Science in Nursing

Spring 2014

Fall 2014

116.6%

Fall 2014

Spring 2015

111.1%

Spring 2015

Fall 2015

109.1%

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

103.5%

VI. Student Retention Rate

Program

Term

Retention Rate

Associate of Science in Nursing

Spring 2014

Spring 2015

66.7%

VII. Employment data and employer feedback

All three State hospitals [Pohnpei, Yap, and Kosrae] claims that the our nursing graduates are performing well in their respective stations. They were satisfied with their skill-sets and knowledge of their job.

VII. Success rates on licensing or certification exams

There is no current licensing or certification examination for Nursing in the FSM. The FSM Board of Nursing as assigned the Division to assist in the development of a National Nursing Board

IX. Graduation Rate

Program

Term

Number of Graduates

Associates of Science in Nursing

Spring 2014

0

Fall 2014

9

Spring 2015

0

Fall 2015

4

Spring 2016

0

A total of 13 students [out of 13 candidates] in the Level 2 of the AS in Nursing have graduated.

X. Student Seat Cost

Program cost per credit hour ($)

Fall 2012

125

Spring 2013

97

XI. Cost of duplicate or redundant courses, programs or services

There are no duplicated or redundant courses for Public Health

XII. Revenue Generated by the Program

Tuition

Grant income

Spring 2014

Fall 2014

$404,959 (AHEC)

Spring 2015

Fall 2015

$241,296 (AHEC)

Spring 2016

XIII. Student’s Satisfaction Rate

Based on the College student satisfaction survey done every semester, and the Division of Health Science student satisfaction survey, the rate the Nursing Program as satisfactory to very satisfactory.

XIV. Alumni data

Of the 9 students who graduated in Fall 2014, two [2] have further pursued their education. One is in Fiji National University pursuing his Bachelor in Nursing and another student is in University of Hawaii, Manoa pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition. Two of the graduate went back to their home state [Yap and Kosrae], and is presently working with the State Hospital. The other 5 graduates are presently working at the Pohnpei State Hospital.

As for the four [4] graduates in Fall 2015, all are working as staff nurse at Pohnpei State Hospital.

XV. Program added or cancelled at nearby regional institutions (PCC, GCC, Hawaii schools, UOG, CMI, NMC)

No data is currently available

XVI. Transfer Rate

Students who transferred to a University to pursue further their education had all their coursed credited in their respective schools

Analysis and Recommendation

Enrollment for the AS Nursing Program relies on the number of students in the Pre-Nursing program to complete their pre-requisite courses or HCOP graduates who completed their CNA. To increase our enrollment for the AS in Nursing Program, we must provide a good academic advisement to our pre-nursing students so they will be able to complete their pre-requisites and enter the program early. Also to do more recruitment of HCOP graduates since they already met the pre-requisites and only require them to pass the CNA program.

Review the learning activities to improve the learning skills and knowledge of students and not just “pass” the courses.

Unit Assessment Report

Report Period: 2013-2014

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